What Does the Bible Say About Selfies?

What does the Bible Say About Selfies good or bad
Psalm 115:1

What does the Bible say about selfies? Nothing, of course, since the idea of taking a picture of yourself and posting it to social media was obviously a foreign concept when the Bible was written. But the Bible does talk a lot about the motivations of the heart, and what makes “selfies” good or bad depends on the inner intent.

The Bible Says Self-Exaltation Is Sin/Bad. Is Your Motive in Posting Selfies Self-Exaltation?

A “selfie”, which is taking a picture of yourself, is not bad. Why we do what we do with that picture will determine if God is pleased or displeased with our actions. Most often, selfies are rooted in self-exaltation. Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Selfies?

Is Masturbation Sin?

Masturbation Bible

Key Bible Verses Proving Masturbation Is a Sin According to Scripture:

5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. . . 8 Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. – 1 Corinthians 7:5, 8-9

Well this is awkward . . . but thousands of Christians are asking questions about masturbation. So here is a blunt, specific, and direct article about how the Bible addresses issues like masturbation. Here we go!

Continue reading Is Masturbation Sin?

Is It Wrong for Christians to Missionary Date Unbelievers?

Missionary DateBible Verses:
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? –2 Corinthians 6:14-15

. . . she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. – 1 Corinthians 7:39 (NIV)

Should Christians date unbelievers? After all, if you are a Christian, can’t you seek to bring someone to Jesus through dating? God has used “missionary dating” for some, so why not for you?

As a single Christian, one of the questions which can dominate the thoughts is, “Who will I marry?” With so little Christians in the world, and even fewer who share the same interests as you, the odds are certainly stacked against a Christian guy or Christian girl seeking “the one.” Continue reading Is It Wrong for Christians to Missionary Date Unbelievers?

(1 Timothy 2:9-10) Is it Sinful for Women to Dress Nice?

1 Timothy 2:9-10
Bible Verses: 1 Timothy 2:9-10

When you read the above passage, it feels at first that women should all resemble Mennonites or Amish women if they want to remain true to Scripture. No jeans, makeup, nice clothes, attention to your hairstyle.

No normal women (or man!) likes this idea. Women don’t want to be “plain Jane” and men don’t want women to look like they just rolled out of bed. Internally, when passages are read like the one above, Christians either pass it off as “one of those outdated parts of Scripture” and go on wearing what they want, or they just ignore 1 Timothy 2:9-10 and feel guilty about it.

Perhaps there’s a better way. Continue reading (1 Timothy 2:9-10) Is it Sinful for Women to Dress Nice?

How to Love the Opposite Sex as a Single Christian

 

guy and girlThis is my command: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend. -John 15: 12-13 (NLT)

How can a single person love those of the opposite sex well? To properly answer this important question, the first thing you must do is define your definition of love. The truest essence of love is expressed in the words and actions of Jesus (John 15:13), “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” Continue reading How to Love the Opposite Sex as a Single Christian

4 Dangers of Being Unequally Yoked

#1 danger for single Christians
In preparation for this article, read Matthew 22:36-40, Deuteronomy 10:12-13, Nehemiah 13:23-27, and 1 Corinthians 7:39

What is the greatest temptation and danger for an unmarried Christian? And how do single Christians avoid this danger? Continue reading 4 Dangers of Being Unequally Yoked

Does the Bible Say It’s Wrong to Live Together Before Marriage?

Does the Bible Say It’s Wrong to Live Together Before Marriage_
Bible Verses: Romans 7:1-3 (ESV)

Most Christians believe it is sin to have premarital sex, but what about living with someone of the opposite sex before marriage? Many people are strapped financially, so it just makes life easier if they can split the bills with the person they are dating or engaged to. And if they know they are going to get married anyway, what’s the harm in cohabitation before marriage, especially if they are not having sex? Continue reading Does the Bible Say It’s Wrong to Live Together Before Marriage?